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#2008492 - 01/03/13 11:47 AM Practicing on (Slightly) Different Size Keyboards
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Although I have an acoustic piano in the house, I like to practice on my digital keyboard because I can use headphones and not broadcast all of my mistakes to the neighbors. I just checked and my acoustic piano measures 6-1/2 inches for an octave, while the digital keyboard is closer to 6-1/4" per octave.

As someone just getting back into playing, will practicing on the slightly smaller keyboard adversely effect my ability to play on the acoustic piano when I reach the point of playing it?


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#2008496 - 01/03/13 12:00 PM Re: Practicing on (Slightly) Different Size Keyboards [Re: newbert]
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This is a great observation newbert. I usually play on an acoustic grand myself but did not bring it with us this winter and brought the digital piano instead.

I too have noticed the slightly smaller size with the digital which takes some serious getting used to for me since my fingers don't fit between the keys. I have to turn them sideways to play, especially my thumbs. The funny thing is, the acoustic grand fits me so much better, but, I can play the digital SO much easier. It makes my acoustic seem like it plays like a truck in comparison.

I don't mean that in a negative way but I do mean it.

Anyway, it only takes a few days to really get used to the difference and adjust to it. No big deal really.

#2008501 - 01/03/13 12:04 PM Re: Practicing on (Slightly) Different Size Keyboards [Re: mr_super-hunky]
WelshMikey Offline
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Compared with the difference in key touch/hammer action I doubt the difference in key size will give you much trouble. Its good to practice on a variety of pianos anyway.


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